Tuesday, May 22, 2018

"Family" Layout

Good evening everyone.

Tonight I would love to share another layout I did when I was on the SFS retreat at Rathmines.

I have trimmed my white background cardstock down to 11.5" wide by 12" high then attached a strip of the black with white spot patterned paper to each edge to make it back up to 12" x 12".

I then used a TCW stencil and a blue glimmer spray to create the "Chicken wire" look in 3 different areas of the page.

Using a circle stencil and some texture paste that I had coloured with yellow acrylic paint I made some marks in the same areas as the spray but not quite as much of it.

3 strips of washi was added to the clusters, then 2 pieces of chipboard that had been roughly painted with a very light coat of gesso were then added.

The photo was double mounted and the pennants were made from the same patterned paper as the photo mounts.

The chevrons are made using a photo corner die and cut from the same paper as the side strips.

The hand written journalling tells where the photo was taken and the date it was taken.

The titles was die cut from the same patterned papers and slightly off set to create a bit of extra depth



A close up.


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Julie

Friday, May 18, 2018

Creative Inspiration Colours Challenge

Good morning

Today I would like to share a layout I created for the "Colours" challenge over at Creative Inspiration


There are an assortment of colour challenges over there but my challenge is to use BRIGHT colours on your layout.

I have splattered an assortment of sprays on the background to add a bit of colour, then I have used some bright papers (I cant remember what brand or range they are) and some velum to complete the layout.

You can see all the details and the other colour challenges here.

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Julie

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Tutorial for Off The Rails Scrapbooking

Good morning.

Today I want to share a tutorial I have created for Off The Rails Scrapbooking, that was inspired by a picture I saw on Pinterest.

I must admit it took a bit of doing because it entails cutting up a photo and I was worried that I might ruin it.

The layout is very simple and yet I just love how it turned out.

The photo was 7 1/2" tall x 7" wide

This is the layout.



I have used an embossed metallic paper, a glitter patterned paper and 2 sheets of black cardstock. For an embellishment I am re-puposing an old necklace.


I have cut my photo at 2" and 5" giving me 2 pieces at 2" wide and one (centre) piece 3" wide.

I could have cut it into even sized pieces but I didn't like where the cut fell in relation to Cindy's face.


Cut photo mats from black cardstock. 2 pieces at 2 1/4" x 7 3/4" and one at 3 1/4" by 7 3/4"


Attach the photos to the mats


Cut the silver embossed paper to 11 1/2" by 11 1/2" and attach it to a 12" by 12" piece of black cardstock.


Cut the patterned paper to 2 1/2" by 11 1/2" and attach to the layout 3" up from the bottom


Using your hot glue gun attach a piece of cardboard to the centre piece of your photo.


Attach your photo to the layout as show in the photo below, staggering the tops of the photo and slightly overlapping the bottom.

Attach the embellishment using the hot glue gun


Add your title and journalling and you are finished



I would love to see your take on this layout, so if you are brave enough to cut up a photo, and lets face it you can always get it re-printed, please share it with us here.

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Julie

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Retreat "Blind" Layout

Hello there

Tonight I want to share a layout I did at the retreat...yes still going....
This was actually a blind scrap layout. I had never done one of these before and found it very interesting. Bev gave us directions and told us were to place things and we had to follow the directions without seeing the finished layout. FUN

As part of our goodies bag we got some patterned papers so I used them for this project.

This is the layout we created. Some of us had portrait photos and some had landscape.


I am really pleased with this layout. The photo is of Ray & I at a Rock N Roll dance in Renmark. I can't remember what year it was though.

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Julie

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Creative Inspiration Sketch Challenge May

Good evening.

Tonight I want to share with you all the layout I did as part of the DT over at Creative Inspiration.

Bev has given us a great sketch to work with. There is a sketch for a layout and one for a card. I have chosen to do the layout.

This is the layout


and this is the sketch

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You can see I have stuck to the sketch pretty well.
I have used SEI papers for this layout.
The edges of all the patterned papers have bee distressed and inked.
The flower was made by gathering up some lace and attaching it to a purchased fabric flower.
The circle was cut on my Scan N Cut and there is a bit of stamping in the background.

It is a great sketch, why not pop over to Creative Inspiration and give it a go. There are prizes up for grabs.

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Julie

Monday, April 30, 2018

Retreat Layout. Dancing.

Good evening.

Today I would like to share another of the layouts I did at the Lake Macquarie retreat. The inspiration for this page came from Pinterest.

The photo's are of Ray & I at 2 different Rock N Roll festivals, one in 2009 and the other in 2011.


This one has many layers. I have cut decreasing sized circles from the middle of 4 sheets of patterned paper. Then each layer is mounted on top of the other with foam tape. There is a LOT of foam tape on this layout, so it doesn't collapse in the middle, and it is quite thick.

I have used Kaisercraft's Secret Admirer range of papers and collectables on this page.

With the circles in the middle of the page, I felt that minimal embellishments were required.

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Julie

Friday, April 27, 2018

Retreat Layout Our Beautiful Girl

Hi.

We are back from our little break and just about ready to get back into our normal life. Need a good nights sleep tonight though to top up on a bit of energy.

This layout is a simple one. I have used the Kaisercraft Secret Bird Society paper range and some Kaisercraft chipboard shapes

Doodling around each of the elements and a few buttons add the finishing touches to this layout


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Julie

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Retreat Layout Beautiful 2010

Good Evening

This is another of my retreat layouts. I am going away tomorrow for 5 days so you will have a break from my posts because I only take my iPad when I go away and I do not have any of my photos on that.

This photo was taken when my Grand-daughter was two and a half. I changed it to black and white except for the hat.

This is another simple layout created with 2 double sided pattern papers and some velum.

I have embossed the velum with an embossing folder, it's a Kaisercraft one I think, and a Big Shot. 

The chipboard bird is from Kaisercraft and the title is chipboard that I covered with Gesso then sprayed with Starfish Glimmermist.

All of the papers and embellishments have been inked with a Versa Color Cherry Pink ink cube.


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Julie

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Retreat Layout XOXO

Hello again

This layout is one of my favourites from the retreat.

It is soooo simple.

The green and blue on the background was done using a Gelato and Scribble Sticks with the packaging technique. The black grids are rub-ons, the arrows and squares are stamps. The photo is mounted on a transparency that has the scrolls printed on it. Finishing touches with washi tape, metals and a title cut on my Scan N Cut.


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Julie

Friday, April 20, 2018

Retreat Layout Peek A Boo

Good morning to you all.

Here is the second layout from my retreat.


I have used some very old photos from 1977 so they have turned a very lovely shade of orange.

The papers used on this layout are from the Kaisercraft "Lush" collection.

The background was created using a 13@rts Stencil, a circle stencil and Colour Blast Colour Paste's in Envy and Sienna.

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Julie